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Over 20 people arrested in George taxi protests

Protesting drivers also gathered at the Go George bus depot earlier on Thursday.

Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - More than 20 people have been arrested on charges of public violence in connection with an ongoing taxi protest in George.

Protesting drivers also gathered at the Go George bus depot earlier on Thursday.

The taxi industry in George has embarked on a strike over the past few days and their grievances include the impounding of taxis, among others.

The police's Malcolm Poje: “We have arrested more than 20 people for public violence… [they] took out some of the pavement on the sidewalk and started throwing them at people, they also pelted police members [with stones].”

Meanwhile, the George Municipality's Debra Sauwer says the demonstration has impacted the Go George service.